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Border Patrol Police operation nets three suspects, 20k meth pills

Author: Eakkapop Thongtub



Tanaset Kraimaneelert was arrested last Tuesday (July 12), Photo: Border Patrol Police


PHUKET: Border Patrol Police have arrested three suspects, including a man found with 20,000 methamphetamine (ya bah) pills as well as crystal meth (ya ice), a 9mm handgun and bullets that he said belonged to a friend, in a drugs operation in Phuket.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048850-border-patrol-police-operation-nets-three-suspects-20k-meth-pills/


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Brexit campaign group Vote Leave referred to police for breaching spending rules



A Vote Leave supporter holds up a Union flag outside Downing Street after Britain voted to leave on the European Union in London, Britain, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo


LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Electoral Commission said on Tuesday it had fined the officially designated pro-Brexit campaign group 61,000 pounds ($80,843) for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum and referred it to the police.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048852-brexit-campaign-group-vote-leave-referred-to-police-for-breaching-spending-rules/


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Chinese man refuses $20,000 reward for saving 4 Phuket boat accident passengers




PHOTO: Weibo


A man from Xinyang city of Henan province refused a 100,000 yuan (S$20,400) reward for saving four lives after the Phuket boat accident, dahe.cn reported on Monday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048865-chinese-man-refuses-s20000-reward-for-saving-4-phuket-boat-accident-passengers/


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Min of Commerce says US-China trade war likely to benefit Thailand




BANGKOK, 17th July 2018 (NNT)-The Ministry of Commerce is keeping an eye on the trade war between the United States and China in order to protect the Thai export sector. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048866-min-of-commerce-says-us-china-trade-war-likely-to-benefit-thailand/


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Mor Pak welcomed on his return to 3rd Medical Battalion




NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 17th July 2018 (NNT)-The 3rd Medical Battalion presented a bouquet to Lt Col Dr Pak Loharnchun, also known as Mor Pak, to welcome him back today after the successful rescue mission to extract 12 boys and their football coach from Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048870-mor-pak-welcomed-on-his-return-to-3rd-medical-battalion/


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Roche lauds new flu drug trial as Tamiflu suffers generics hit



The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann


ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche's hopes of regaining ground in the influenza market have been boosted after a late-stage study showed its investigational drug baloxavir marboxil reduced symptoms in people at high risk of complications.


Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048871-roche-lauds-new-flu-drug-trial-as-tamiflu-suffers-generics-hit/


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Narongsak receives warm welcome as new Phayao Governor




PHAYAO, 17th July 2018 (NNT) - Former Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn has officially taken up his new position as Phayao governor amid a warm welcome at the provincial city hall. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048874-narongsak-receives-warm-welcome-as-new-phayao-governor/


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Religious and spiritual ceremonies held at Tham Luang Cave




CHIANG RAI, 17th July 2018 (NNT) – A religious and spiritual ceremony has been held at Tham Luang Cave to appease its spirits after authorities were able to successfully rescue 13 members of Moo Pa Academy youth football team from its inner caverns. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048876-religious-and-spiritual-ceremonies-held-at-tham-luang-cave/


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Ex-insurance broker arrested for using stolen credit card identities




A former insurance broker was arrested on Monday with information about some 20,500 credit-card accounts, some of which he had allegedly used to make online purchases causing financial damage estimated at more than Bt10 million in recent years.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048878-ex-insurance-broker-arrested-for-using-stolen-credit-card-identities/


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Bangkok Airways wins 2 Smart Travel Asia Awards

by CityNews




Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited has been recognized in Best in Travel Poll 2018 by Smart Travel Asia as “Top 10 Airlines Worldwide” and “Top 10 Best Cabin Service Worldwide”


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048885-bangkok-airways-wins-2-smart-travel-asia-awards/


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6 abysmal movie sequels that killed their franchises dead





We live in a time of endless, unstoppable sequels, reboots and revivals, but not all of them can be Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Jurassic World-sized successes.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048893-6-abysmal-movie-sequels-that-killed-their-franchises-dead/


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